Savannah is home to some incredible architectural beauty. I had a leadership conference, and as it was the weekend of Nate’s birthday, we decided to take a little weekend excursion before my conference.
Savannah is GORGEOUS!! We had the most fun exploring this lovely city. Everywhere you turn, there are stunning homes, historic structures, and monuments on every corner. I was most excited to see Savannah’s Rainbow Row and Olde Pink House. We got up early to beat the crowds (and the heat), and found ourselves down by these colorful homes.
Rainbow Row (c. 1892) in Savannah’s Landmark Historic District. Rainbow Row is comprised of Carpenter Italianate row houses off Washington Square with Victorian details and a rainbow of colors defining each unit.
Can I move in immediately? Not only were the colorful doors and shutters a supreme delight, but the homes themselves are just fantastic. The Victorian architecture was so well preserved and the whole street was a pastel dream.
I chose this white tiered dress with ric-rac details for this adventure. It gave little pops of color without detracting from the beautiful scenery. It was such a fun outfit! I kept twirling around to make the ruffles float. My rainbow Cult Gaia purse was the perfect accessory. Again, just the right pops of color without being overdone.
The dress is now on SUPER sale! Though it’s sold out at Nordstrom, Dillard’s has it on sale. I’ve included a link at the bottom of this post. It’s such a great casual or party dress, and for the price, well worth grabbing!
Olde Pink House
Savannah’s Olde Pink House was so named for the beautiful shade of “pink” stucco, which covers its old brick. This Georgian mansion was built in 1771 for James Habersham Jr., one of Savannah’s most important early cotton factors and founding-family members. The lot was originally a land grant from the British Crown. The building is a fine example of colonial architecture, and one of the few buildings to survive the fire of 1796.
The Bolton family, sister and brother-in law of architect William Jay, occupied the house from 1804 to 1812. Between 1812 and 1865, the house was home to the Planter’s Bank and First Bank of Georgia. It also served as headquarters for Union General Zebulon York in 1865. One of the early restorations, it is now home to an elegant restaurant and cellar tavern beneath. The restaurant is well known for their romantic dinners.
The Olde Pink House is just a marvel. The entire exterior is the gorgeous pink stucco, and the interior will take you back centuries to an exquisite mansion that’s now a restaurant. Nate and I dined at the Pink House and our meal was wonderful. Our waitress really knew the menu (and it’s extensive) and took excellent care of us. We were so impressed. The building was so pretty, we couldn’t help but stop by on our way back from Rainbow Row.
Purse: Cult Gaia
Shoes: Kate Spade